Recycling is Mandatory in the Village of Crivitz

Recycling has been mandatory in the Village of Crivitz for many years. Everyone knows it saves the environment, but did you also know that it saves money? The more items that go to the recycling facility results in the less items that go to the landfill, which results in less cost for garbage disposal.  The garbage hauler is actually the agency that makes sure residents are recycling. They do so by not picking up garbage bags that contain recyclables or that they cannot determine the contents due to the use of black bags. Although this may be frustrating for residents, simply disposing of only garbage in white or transparent bags and taking your recyclables to the recycling site will avoid future problems. Below is an easy to follow guide for the local recycling program. Thank you for your cooperation!


Village of Crivitz Residents ~
Does your house have a number on it?
Run outside and check right now!

Police, Rescue and Fire emergency workers need to be able to see your house number to find you and if it's not there, or if it's obstructed by shrubs or anything else you could be delaying their response. We are very certain you don't want to do that!

The Village of Crivitz actually requires all buildings to display black-on-white block-style numbers not less than 3-1/2" high by 2-1/2" wide. This is referred to as 'uniform house numbering', which is important to provide responders with a quick and easy view from the street and avoids difficulty finding addresses due to inconsistent number styles. It is also very important to display your apartment number on your actual apartment door.

Although GPS systems are used by most emergency responders, they can and do fail. Your physical house number will never fail.

Feel free to purchase and install your own house numbers using the parameters above, or contact the Village Hall at (715)854-2030 for a free set of  house numbers. Either way you choose, do it today!

USDA Provides Grant to Village of Crivitz to Improve Public Services

Contact: Kelly Edwards
(715) 701-2741

USDA Rural Development Wisconsin State Director, Stan Gruszynski announced to today that the Village of Crivitz, Wis., in Marinette County, was has been awarded a $50,000 Community Facilities Program grant to be used to upgrade equipment for the city’s Public Works Department in order to improve services to the community.

“The funding provided to the Village of Crivitz will help to improve services and increase safety provided to residents, and the greater community. Projects like this are what the Community Facilities Program is all about – improving the quality of life in rural communities through supporting critical community infrastructure and services,” said Stan Gruszynski, USDA Rural Development Wisconsin State Director. 

Grant funds will be used toward the purchase of a new all-purpose public works vehicle. The new truck will be equipped to perform all related duties in a safe and efficient manner. The truck will be used for snow plowing, maintaining streets, erecting and maintaining traffic signs, clearing streets and properties following weather emergencies, and day to day operations.

"In these days of restricted revenues and increasing costs, programs such as USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program greatly assist the Village of Crivitz in protecting and serving our citizens.  The grant we received in 2015 for our Police Department has helped them in better protecting the community.  The new grant for our Public Works Department will allow us to continue to better serve the residents of our Village with safe, clean and well maintained streets year around.   We thank Rural Development for their support in this cooperative effort to maintain our community."

Last year the Village of Crivitz received a similar grant, for $37,000, which was used to purchase a new squad car and upgrade equipment for the Village of Crivitz Police Department, improving law enforcement services to the community. The new squad car replaced one of the department’s two patrol vehicles that could no longer perform the functions required of the police department.  Grant funds were also used to replace outdated equipment including; radar units, video equipment, portable breath testers, laptop computers and printers.

The Village of Crivitz first partnered with USDA Rural Development in 2008, when the Village received a $ 1.7 million loan and grant combination that was used to replace water mains throughout the Village, add a new well, and to renovate the Village Hall to create a closed board room, add accessibility features, and other needed improvements.

The USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program provides financial assistance to eligible Public, Tribal, and Not-for-Profit Organizations for the development of essential community facilities. The program focuses on rural areas and municipalities of up to 20,000 in population.  Loans, guarantees and grants are available to public entities for the construction, purchase, and/or renovation of various essential community facilities. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare centers, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation projects.

Each year more than 100 rural communities in Wisconsin receive assistance from USDA Rural Development for community improvement and public safety-related projects.

USDA Rural Development’s funding continues to have a dramatic impact on rural communities across Wisconsin. During the past year, USDA Rural Development invested nearly $577 million on essential public facilities, small and emerging businesses, water and sewer systems, and housing opportunities throughout rural Wisconsin.  The agency’s investment helped create or retain more than 1,560 jobs; aided 3,000 families in buying their own homes; and assisted more than 80 communities in improving community facilities and upgrading local infrastructure. USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. For more information on USDA Rural Development programs visit USDA’s web site




                                         Location:        308 August St., Village of Crivitz 

                                              Schedule:        Wednesdays & Saturdays
                                                  Hours:            9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Click here for detailed list of accepted items and preparation instructions.




                                         Location:        North end of Gene Drive in Village of Crivitz 

                                              Schedule:        Wednesdays & Saturdays
                                                  April through October   

                                              Hours:            9:00 am to 4:00 pm

                        Materials Accepted:   Yard waste and brush ONLY.  If this is abused, the site will have to be closed.

                             Who may use the site?  The site is open for use by residents of the Town of Stephenson, Town of Lake, Town of Middle Inlet and the Village of Crivitz.
The site is owned and operated by the Northwoods Recycling Coalition.

                             Free Compost:  Those residents who are allowed to use the site may obtain free composted material for their personal use during the hours the site is open. 
                                                   Occasionally, wood chips are also available free of charge.




Forest Home Cemetery
Online Information Available

Great for Crivitz Genealogy Research!

Click here to visit the site!

You can access information about persons buried in the Forest Home Cemetery in the Village of Crivitz at the site either by using the 'Search' button and searching their last name (or that of the family) or by using the 'View Map' button and clicking on any of the colored blocks shown on the map.

Please be aware that this is a 'work in progress'! If you have questions or need assistance please contact the Clerk's office.

"The Snowplow Blocked My Driveway"

  When we receive snow the Public Works Crew's goal is to open up the Village streets and make them passable as soon as possible.
While they are plowing, snow is being dragged across the driveways of Village resident. This can not be helped.
The plow basically 'pushes' the snow. It has to go somewhere!

Here are a couple of tips to ease the clean-up of this snow from the end of your driveway:

Wait until the Village does their plowing on your street to do your 'finishing' work at the end of your driveway

Shovel as much of the snow to the right side of your driveway (looking toward the street) as you can. This will keep the snow from being dragged back into your driveway

 Please be aware that local ordinance prohibits any person from pushing, shoving or in any way depositing snow onto public streets, sidewalks or public property.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation!






  Do not ever dial 911 upon siren activation during siren testing or actual emergencies. This causes unnecessary interruption of emergency services. In the event of an actual emergency residents should monitor a NOAA weather radio, or if power service is intact, a radio station, television station or the village website for information. In the event of an actual emergency the Village of Crivitz will make every attempt to disseminate information to the public.

All residents are encouraged to read the full Emergency Warning Siren System policy. Copies are available at the Clerk's office or by clicking here.

 Please pass this information on to friends, relatives and neighbors.